Program 4: Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science (CEPS)

CEP iconThe cancer epidemiology and population science program focuses on:

  • Aim 1: Cancer etiology
  • Aim 2: Primary and secondary cancer prevention
  • Aim 3: Cancer health services and outcomes

Program Co-Leader: Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, professor, Internal Medicine and Epidemiology
Program Co-Leader: Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD, professor, Epidemiology and Pathology

Full Members

Rima A. Afifi, PhD, MPH

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Guadalupe M. Canahuate, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

James Cerhan, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor and Chair
  • Department: Department of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Mary Charlton, PhD, BSN

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology, Deputy Director, VA Rural Health Resource Center

Catherine H. Cherwin, PhD, MSN, RN

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Elizabeth Chrischilles, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Director for Population Science and Community Engagement
  • Department of Epidemiology Chair
  • Pomerantz Chair in Public Health
  • Health Effectiveness Research Center Director
  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

Susan J. Curry, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Department: Health Management and Policy

R. William Field, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health, Epidemiology

Laurence J. Fuortes, MD

    Full Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health, Internal Medicine

Sue E. Gardner, PhD, RN

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Stephanie H. Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-C

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Nursing

Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Epidemiology

Keri C. Hornbuckle, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jian Huang, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Statistics and Actuarial Science, Biostatistics

David Katz, MD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Epidemiology

Hans-Joachim Lehmler, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Barcey T. Levy, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Family Medicine

Brian K. Link, MD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Gabriele Ludewig, MS, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology, Associate Head for Research, Epidemiology; Medical Director, State Health Registry of Iowa

Bradley D. McDowell, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Population Research Core Director
  • Department: Cancer Center

Benjamin J. Miller, MD, MS

    Full Member,
  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma MOG
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Michael A. O'Rorke, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

Edith A. Parker, MPH, DrPH

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • College of Public Health Dean
  • Prevention Research Center Director
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health, Director, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health

Larry W. Robertson, PhD, MPH

    Full Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Paul Romitti, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Brian J. Smith, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Linda G. Snetselaar, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Associate Provost, College of Public Health, Epidemiology

Peter S. Thorne, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor and Director
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health

Mark W. Vander Weg, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Head of Community and Behavioral Health
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Michele M. West, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Department: State Health Registry

Gideon K. D. Zamba, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Associate Members

Nitin A. Pagedar, MD, MPH

    Associate Member,
  • Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Otolaryngology

Sneha Phadke, DO, MPH

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Jennifer G. Powers, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Dermatology

Mary C. Schroeder, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pharmacy Practice and Science

Aaron Seaman, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

William W. Terry, MD, MPH

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Co-Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
  • Department: Pediatrics

Shannon Lea Watkins, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Xi Zhu, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Department: Health Management and Policy

Affiliate Members

Lucas J. Carr, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Health and Human Physiology

Natalie Denburg, PhD, MA

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Neurology

Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH

    Affiliate Member,
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Director
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Epidemiology

David Dickens, MD, FAAP

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • UI Dance Marathon Chair in Pediatric Oncology
  • Department: Pediatrics

Paul Gellhaus, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Urology

Fredric E. Gerr, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Training Program Director
  • Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Director
  • Department: Occupational and Environmental Health, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Marta J. Hemmingson-Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Medical Chief of Staff
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Dermatology

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • College of Nursing Associate Dean for Faculty
  • Co-Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence
  • Department: Adult and Gerontology Area of Study, John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Jennifer Hrabe, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Daniel Katz, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Ingrid Lizarraga, MBBS

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Communication Studies

Kenneth G. Nepple, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Urology

Jacob J. Oleson, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Audrey Saftlas, MPH, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Epidemiology

Aaron Scherer, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate of Internal Medicine
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Kelly W. Sittig

    Affiliate Member,
  • Iowa Cancer Consortium Executive Director
  • Department: Cancer Center

Ellen van der Plas, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department: Psychiatry

Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Robert B. Wallace, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Epidemiology, Internal Medicine

Kai Wang, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Michelle Weckmann, MD, MS

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Family Medicine

Kristin S. Weeks

    Affiliate Member,
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • MSTP Student
  • Department: Public Health

Kang Zhao, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Management Sciences